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Ohio Mysteries

Jan 27, 2020

Margaret Dodd left Akron soon after marrying, and settled into a contented life with her husband in West Virginia. That is, until 1977, when witnesses saw her abducted. Soon after, her family back home in Ohio began receiving ransom demands. Did the caller really know where Margie was, or was he just hoping to take...

Jan 23, 2020

Dec. 10, 1977 began with a lot of promise for 23-year-old Alana Gwinner, who finished the last exam she needed for her associate's degree in business from the University of Cincinnati. But she disappeared after a night of celebrating, with her remains turning up in the Ohio River a month later.

Jan 20, 2020

Authorities never learned the identity of the man who was found dead of natural causes along a road outside Sabina, Ohio in 1929. But he would become the town's most famous resident over the next 35 years as his embalmed body went on display as a roadside attraction and is estimated to have been viewed in person by 1.5...

Jan 16, 2020

Cincinnati police officer Donald Martin, a young husband and father-to-be, was cut down in the line of duty in 1961 by an unknown assailant. In 2005, two homicide detectives reopened the investigation and came to a conclusion, though their top suspect was already dead.

Jan 13, 2020

In one of the most famous criminal trials of the 20th century, Cleveland physician Sam Sheppard was accused in the brutal beating death of his wife, Marilyn Sheppard. The first trial returned a guilt verdict. A second trial found him innocent. The case so gripped the nation, it is said to have been the inspiration for...